Part of the "Cruel to Be Kind" video was shot during Nick Lowe and Carlene Carter's wedding.
"I Swear" was a #1 country hit for John Michael Montgomery before All-4-One made it a #1 pop hit.
Shaggy wrote his swaggering hit "Boombastic" after learning what "shag" means in the UK.
On Metallica's "The Unforgiven," James Hetfield modeled his vocals on Chris Isaak
Christina Perri's "Jar Of Hearts," written about her ex, became a big hit after it was used in a routine on So You Think You Can Dance.
James Taylor wrote "Sweet Baby James" during a road trip to Virginia in honor of his brother’s new baby, also named James, whom he was about to meet for the first time.
The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.
The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.
"London Bridge," "Ring Around the Rosie" and "It's Raining, It's Pouring" are just a few examples of shockingly morbid children's songs.
The powerhouse producer behind Janet Jackson's hits talks about his Boyz II Men ballads and regrouping The Time.
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.